My Bookmarx 08/19/2011
19 أغسطس 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
The Islamophobic warriors | SocialistWorker.org
“Deepa Kumar, author of a forthcoming book on Islamophobia and the “war on terror,” shows how politicians from right to left are connected by their use of bigotry.”
How a Community-Based Co-op Economy Might Work « how to save the world
“Most people have been brought up to believe that the competitive, grow-or-die, absentee-shareholder-owned, “free”-trade “market” economy is the only one that works, the only alternative to a socialist, government-run economy. This myth is perpetrated in business and other schools, by the media, by accountants and lawyers and bankers and, of course, in the business world.”
Making a Living for Ourselves « how to save the world
“By now it should be pretty clear that our economic system is incapable of providing meaningful work for the majority of the population. Real unemployment rates (not the fabricated rates published by our governments) are in excess of 25%, and the number of people employed by companies with over 500 employees has dropped dramatically every year for the past 15 years.”
Global financial looting and the London riots | rabble.ca
“I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities — window smashing in Athens, or car bonfires in Paris. And there are parallels, to be sure: a spark set by police violence, a generation that feels forgotten.”
Argentina’s mass looting was called El Saqueo — the sacking. That was politically significant because it was the very same word used to describe what that country’s elites had done by selling off the country’s national assets in flagrantly corrupt privatization deals, hiding their money offshore, then passing on the bill to the people with a brutal austerity package. Argentines understood that the saqueo of the shopping centres would not have happened without the bigger saqueo of the country, and that the real gangsters were the ones in charge.
This is the global Saqueo, a time of great taking. Fuelled by a pathological sense of entitlement, this looting has all been done with the lights left on, as if there was nothing at all to hide. There are some nagging fears, however. In early July, the Wall Street Journal, citing a new poll, reported that 94 per cent of millionaires were afraid of “violence in the streets.” This, it turns out, was a reasonable fear.
Egyptian Army Makes Most of U.S. Aid – NYTimes.com
“In the late 1990s, the Pentagon announced that it would contribute tens of millions of dollars to a 650-bed International Medical Center that the Egyptian military was building in the desert outside Cairo. The money, for medical equipment, training and logistical support, would help improve health care for Egyptian soldiers. “
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